Join us for the workshop!

You are cordially invited to our community garden workshop to get the 2019 growing season started!

The event is for all (old and young alike!). Lunch and snacks will be provided.

In this workshop you will learn how to build, plant and take care of your own community garden. No prior experience necessary!

  • When? 10am-4pm on Friday May 31, then a session on Saturday June 1 for planting
  • Where? College of the North Atlantic in Port Aux Basques and on location at your proposed garden site.
  • Who? all ages (anyone who wants to know how to grow their own food and get dirty doing it  (kids are especially welcome to participate in the planting stage).

Our GOAL is to share what we know about food gardening in South West Newfoundland.

  • INFORM about the need to grow food for yourself/community!
  • INSPIRE you to make a difference!
  • EMPOWER everyone to get excited, get growing and share what you know with others!

This workshop is the first step in a community-wide project designed to revive local, sustainable gardening/farming to the Southwest Newfoundland. We want to raise awareness of issues around food-sovereignty and security in Southwest Newfoundland (SW NL) and are doing this through a knowledge-exchange partnership between the communities on the Southwest Coast, the New Brunswick-based Hayes Farm, DOCTalks Inc., and researchers at Memorial University. For more information check out our page at

Please note that parts of this event will be filmed for use in the documentary film, "Lights, Camera, Grow!" so bring your smiles! We also invite you to capture the excitement of the event using your own camera or camera-phone. Be your own filmmaker!

Space is limited so please RSVP by May 24th. Contact [email protected]